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Convergent Design Updates Odyssey7/7Q Firmware

Convergent Design has released a new firmware update for its Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q, versatile OLED monitors that double as recording devices. New features enabled in both models via firmware v2.11.110 include new higher framerates for Apple ProRes 422 HQ recording … more »

Analysts, VFX Leaders See Virtualization As Driving Force in CG Industry

Remote graphics and virtualization technology is set to be the next driving force in the VFX industry, according to projections presented by research firm Jon Peddie Research (JPR) at a press briefing at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver last week. JPR President … more »

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Academy Releases Shortlist of Sci-Tech Oscar Candidates

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its annual list of achievements that will be considered for the next round of awards from its Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. The Academy publishes the list in August every … more »

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1 Beyond Announces ThunderTape 2 LTO-6 Drive with Second Bay

1 Beyond said its new ThunderTape 2 Thunderbolt-connected LTO-6 tape drive includes a second device bay for a second LTO drive, a high-performance SAS disk, a 1 Beyond GoHDCart disk cartridge, or a 2.5-inch SSD or HDD RAID. The original … more »

Method Studios Is Looking to Build a Better Previs Workflow

Method Studios President Marc Weigert said his company is working with Autodesk on a new initiative that could dramatically reduce the cost of previsualization for an entire feature film. Weigert, a production and VFX veteran who was named president of … more »

Ftrack Previews Version 3 at SIGGRAPH

Ftrack has brought an early version 3.0 of its VFX and animation project management platform to SIGGRAPH. The company has its eye on collaborative workflow, and is previewing deeper pipeline integration and more interoperability with Thinkbox Deadline, Imagineer Mocha and … more »

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Autodesk Unveils Shotgun Review for iPhone, Shotgun Desktop, Mari Support

Autodesk this morning announced two upgrades to Max and Maya as well as a slate of new features for Shotgun, which the company acquired in June. At a press briefing, Shotgun Software co-founder and CEO Don Parker said he saw … more »

Dell Refreshes Precision Desktop and Rack-Mounted Workstations

At SIGGRAPH today, Dell refreshed its workstation line-up, promising more choice in CPUs and memory configurations for greater flexibility than in previous generations. Included in today's announcement is a bit of a name change. Dell is re-classifying all of its … more »

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PipelineFX Releases Qube 6.6 at SIGGRAPH

PipelineFX has released Qube 6.6, a new version of its render-farm management software with a new Smart Share feature for handling simultaneous jobs and Flight Checks designed to detect roadblocks in the pipeline before a job is sent to render. … more »

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Nvidia Announces Five New Quadro Cards at SIGGRAPH

Nvidia announced the newest generation of Quadro GPUs this morning at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, BC, adding five new cards to the line-up. The Quadro K6000, which debuted at SIGGRAPH last year, remains at the top of the heap, boasting 2,880 … more »